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This company supplied 100,000 tons of dairy ingredients — including 600m litres of milk — last year to manufacturers in sectors such as prepared foods, bakery, confectionery and ice cream. It was founded in 1992 by chairman and former dairy farmer Simon Chantler, 56. This year it is investing almost £2m to increase capacity at its Chester creamery.

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Company details
CompanyMeadow Foods
ActivityDairy product producer
Sales £m420.7
Operating profit £m11.2
Main shareholdersSimon Chantler (65%), Alec Pickering and family (28%), others (7%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda